Hurray for the Riff Raff to Tour with Norah Jones This Summer

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Hurray for the Riff Raff, aka Alynda Segarra, who celebrates Friday's release of their new album, The Past Is Still Alive, with the launch of a months-long headline tour in New Orleans on Sunday, will join Norah Jones on her North American tour this summer. The nine-city run starts in Colorado with shows at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail and Red Rocks in Morrison on July 22 and 23, respectively, followed by stops in Utah, Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, and Oregon, culminating in San Francisco August 3. 

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Hurray for the Riff Raff, aka Alynda Segarra—who won the International Folk Music Awards 2024 People’s Voice Award last night; releases their new album, The Past Is Still Alive, tomorrow; and launches a months-long headline tour in their hometown of New Orleans on Sunday—will join Norah Jones on her North American tour this summer. The nine-city run starts in Colorado with shows at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail and Red Rocks in Morrison on July 22 and 23, respectively, followed by stops in Utah, Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, and Oregon, culminating at the Masonic in San Francisco on August 3. General on-sale begins next Friday, March 1. See below for details and tickets, and visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

“I’m so in love with the music,” Norah Jones said of Hurray for the Riff Raff, on her podcast Norah Jones Is Playing Along, last August, when Segarra was a guest. “I’ve been listening to Hurray for the Riff Raff for a long time. And their voice is just breathtaking to me.” You can hear the episode, in which Jones and Segarra talk about Segarra’s life and music and duet on several songs together, including Lucinda Williams’ song “Drunken Angel,” from Williams' 1998 album, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, and three from Hurray for the Riff Raff’s 2022 album, LIFE ON EARTH, and more, here. You can watch them perform "Drunken Angel" here:

Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra) created The Past Is Still Alive during a period of personal grief, when they found inspiration in radical poetry, railroad culture, outsider art, the work of writer Eileen Myles, and activist groups like ACT UP and Gran Fury. Segarra uses their lyrics as a way to immortalize and say goodbye to those they have loved and lost, and to honor both the heartbroken and the hopeful parts of themselves. Though made in North Carolina by the Bronx-born, New Orleans-based Segarra and produced by Brad Cook, the record brings listeners to places far beyond, evoking vivid experiences of small shops and buffalo stampedes in Santa Fe, childhood road trips and Florida storms, struggles of addiction in the Lower East Side, and days-long journeys to outrun the cops in Nebraska.

HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF ON TOUR

Feb 25 Tipitina's New Orleans, LA
Feb 27 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Feb 28 Motorco Durham, NC
Feb 29 Atlantis Washington, DC
Mar 1 Foundry Philadelphia, PA
Mar 3 Levon Helm Studios Woodstock, NY
Mar 5 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Mar 6 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
Mar 7 Brewbakers Keene, NH
Mar 9 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
Mar 10 Great Hall Toronto, ON
Mar 12 Skully's Columbus, OH
Mar 14 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Mar 15 Amsterdam Bar & Hall St. Paul, MN
Mar 22 Big Ears Festival Knoxville, TN
Mar 28 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
Mar 29 Neumo's Seattle, WA
Apr 1 August Hall San Francisco, CA
Apr 2 Harlow's Sacramento, CA
Apr 4 Voodoo Room San Diego, CA
Apr 5 Belasco Los Angeles, CA
Apr 6 Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown, CA
Apr 7 Valley Bar Phoenix, AZ
Apr 9 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 10 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
Apr 12 Tulips Fort Worth, TX
Apr 13 3TEN Austin, TX
Apr 14 White Oak Music Hall Houston, TX
Apr 27 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans, LA
May 10 Button Factory Dublin, IRELAND
May 11 Deaf Institute Manchester, UK
May 12 Mono Glasgow, UK
May 14 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK
May 15 Castle & Falcon Birmingham, UK
May 16 Strange Brew Bristol, UK
May 17 Electric Brixton London, UK
May 19 La Maroquinerie Paris, FRANCE
May 20 Botanique Brussels, BELGIUM
May 21 Tolhuistuin Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
May 23 Privatclub Berlin, GERMANY
May 24 Tomavistas Madrid, SPAIN
     

HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF ON TOUR WITH NORAH JONES

Jul 22 Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater Vail, CO
Jul 23 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
Jul 25 Sandy Amphitheater Sandy, UT
Jul 26 Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden Boise, ID
Jul 27 Wine Country Amphitheater Walla Walla, WA
Jul 29 Woodland Park Zoo Seattle, WA
Jul 30 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver, BC
Aug 1 The Cuthbert Ampitheater Eugene, OR
Aug 3 The Masonic San Francisco, CA
     
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Hurray for the Riff Raff, Norah Jones: August 2023

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